Date of death: 6/21/2011

Saint Meinrad Class: SS 1969

Sister Marita, 85, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph died at the Mount Saint Joseph in her 65th year of religious life. She was a native of Rhodelia in Meade County, KY.Sister Marita was an inspiration to so many people, first as an encouraging music teacher, and then as the leader of the Contemporary Woman Program in Brescia College/University, a revolutionary self-esteem building program for women which she directed for 32 years (1973-2005).She was a teacher at St. Martin School, Rome (1948-1952), Mount St. Joseph Academy, Maple Mount (1960-68), Blessed Mother School (1954), Immaculate School (1970-71), and Brescia College (1971-73) in Owensboro, St. Thomas More School, Paducah (1954-55), as well as in the Archdiocese of Louisville and in Missouri. She was co-director of the Ursuline Associate program form 1996-2002.Survivors include her sister, Dorothy Hughes of Elizabethtown, KY, nieces and nephews and the member of her religious community.Memorial gifts for Sister Marita may take the form of donations to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, 8011 Cummings Rd., Maple Mount, KY 42356.Information obtained from The Western KY Catholic.